July 2020 Release Notes

Published on August 1, 2020 8:04 PM by dbo.

The July 2020 release notes for the CFLdb family of sites highlights the additions and improvements made in the past month. Read on for details.

The following changes have been made to the CFLdb family of sites since the last report:

  • Enhancement: Replaced the sites metrics system with a home grown solution. CFLdb no longer tracks or stores IP addresses or hostnames and now respects the Do Not Track browser feature. Record of page views with no personal identifying information is kept for 30 days, after which only aggregate data is available. And the data is now hosted in Canada. See the CFLdb privacy policy for more details.

The following changes have been made to CFLdb Statistics since the last report:

  • Data: Added biographical information, primarily high school, for over 500 players. (Thanks Mark!).
  • Data: Correct Canadian Football Hall of Fame induction year for Elfrid Payton. (Thanks Cathy!).
  • Data: Related updates (almost 1300 updates, additions and deletions this month).
  • Enhancement: Removed DarkSky weather forecasts from game pages (web site is retired).
  • Enhancement: Show player links for players participating in 1970 through 1979 seasons.
  • Bug: Fixed League season team list in sidebar and in tab listing different team seasons in specific situations.
  • Bug: Fixed page error for Halifax hosted games caused by weather bug.
  • Bug: Fixed bug causing dashboard numbers to not be updated to current values.

Along with numerous other cosmetic, data, performance, administrative, or infrastructure related bug fixes and enhancements (14 commits this month - though the new metrics service saw 170 commits).

Special acknowledgement to contributors Mark and Cathy this month.


The next priority is the continued refactoring of pages.

Missed You?

If I missed your contribution this or any other month, please send a gentle reminder so I may correct the record. And apologies for the unintended slight.

Contributions, Corrections and Suggestions

Send all contributions, corrections and suggestions to me via methods found on the Contact page. All contributions are credited, with more prominent credit for the largest statistics contributors on the CFLdb Statistics contributor page. The contributor list will, therefore, reflect the true owners of the site, those that research, compile and contribute data and corrections.


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July 2020 Release Notes was published on August 1, 2020 8:04 PM by dbo.

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